How Do I Create a New Lesson?

Lessons are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course. With Lessons, you are essentially creating a linear flow of what you would like your students to do. Once you create Lessons, you can add content items, set prerequisites, and add requirements.


Open Lessons


Once you have a Course selected in the Courses and Groups dropdown menu, click the Lessons link in the Course Navigation bar.


Add Lesson


Click the Add Lesson button.


Add Lesson Name


Type a name in the Lesson Name field.


Lock Lesson Date


If you want to lock the Lesson until a specific date, click the Lock until checkbox. Then select a date and time on the Calendar.


Add Lesson Prerequisites


If you have added at least one Lesson to your course, you can require a prerequisite Lesson. A prerequisite Lesson means students must complete the added Lessons before they can view the new Lesson. To add a Lesson prerequisite, click the Add Prerequisite link.


Add Prerequisite


In the Prerequisite drop-down menu [1], select the Lesson that should be completed before the new Lesson.

To add additional prerequisite Lessons, click the Add Prerequisite link [2] again.

Click the Save button [3] to add your Lesson to the Course.

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